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Thursday, December 30, 2010


Later this monthe we head to he sun!!!!!
Enjoy the dreams of sunshine for those who are from colder climes! A hot buttered rum can do the wonders!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Traditions

I stll believe in Santa Clause!!!!!!!!!!!

As Life gets busier and the nest is empty traditions change in our house. This I know can be hard. I choose to believe it is just "change". Perhaps it is a good time for us to really look outside our house and ourselves. I watch my children building their own family traditions. That is nice to watch. they still return to the "nest" for some Verburg family Christmas.

The thing I want to remember....for all of us to remember is "things are exactly as they should be." "All is calm and bright." Allow the Grace that surrounds us all into our lives!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wonder Twins

We had a great time at a family wedding in San Francisco. As always catching up with family is exciting. More so with this wonderful wedding . I am afraid that last events have not been as happy. What is it "they" say about weddings and funerals????

San Francisco is a great city. We love retuning time after time....but it is crowded. I think We love returning to Portland more each time. A train trip with number one son and sweet wife made it even more exciting. Ah, train travel....sleeping in a closet size space[better than sitting up all night]....walking like a lady who has had one too many[maybe more] a lot more!!! Quite an experience. We had a wonderful time just being together...albeit close together. Great memories.

This picture is of two wonderful women.Boy did they turn heads as we walked near Union Square. They were in front of us as we left Macy's and on down the street. Notice matching pink purses,orthopedic shoes and even in step!!! GREAT! We saw them the next night as we were on the cable car. Boy is S.F. a treat. I think I have new role models!!!